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Old December 15th, 2015, 05:04 PM
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Bull crap!

I think anyone that falls for this is a fool.
"Car owners who accept the offer will not be asked to waive future rights to sue or claim other compensation, according to a Volkswagen spokeswoman."
If we for some reason need to sue VW I bet the first words out of the VW lawyer's mouth will be," Well MR. VW Owner would you have the court and jury belive the $1000 we gave out of the kindness of our soul, no questions asked, is not a just settlement? You want More? A bit greedy today aren't we?" I think the hush order to the dealers says how kind and gentle VW is.
The $500 money card would be nice, but I do not know of $500 worth of dealer crap I need before the offer expires, and it does expire. I just want the fuel mileage and decent resale value. So it looks like I will own it for a long while, not let the dealer touch it and hold off long enough for the short minded public to forget that it is a cheater and the value go back up or atleast stabilize.
I wonder if it is some how possible to down load the car's current software and reinstall it after the dealer "fixes it"?
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Old December 15th, 2015, 05:07 PM
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And it's here. Now to just stop by the dealership.
Stopped by a dealership and they told me the only person who could process was at lunch, really VW? A single employee to process these? I was beyond pissed
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Old December 15th, 2015, 05:08 PM
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I think anyone that falls for this is a fool.
Thanks.

I wonder how foolish it is to turn down free money now for possible money later?

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Stopped by a dealership and they told me the only person who could process was at lunch, really VW? A single employee to process these? I was beyond pissed

Good to know. I'll call before stopping by tomorrow. Assuming I don't forget.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 05:10 PM
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Thanks.

I wonder how foolish it is to turn down free money now for possible money later?
My thoughts exactly, there is no reason not to take this money, its absurd to maybe get something from a VW settlement in the future. There must be dozens of class action lawsuits that may or may not pay out. The verbiage on the VW website indicates that you do not waive your right to settlement later, I think thats enough for me
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Old December 15th, 2015, 05:15 PM
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What I would do:

- Take all the money
- Get as much free swag from your dealer as you can
- Complain at every opportunity
- Get the "recall" done
- Get it reflashed by Malone Tuning or another tuning outfit and get even more MPG and power than stock.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 05:51 PM
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The VW dealership in Little Rock appears to be owned by the same people that own the Land Rover dealership. I wonder if they'd let me use the restricted card to buy Land Rover stuff.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 05:53 PM
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Stopped by a dealership and they told me the only person who could process was at lunch, really VW? A single employee to process these? I was beyond pissed
That's a dealer creating only one droid authorized to "process" the cards.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 06:52 PM
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What I would do: - Take all the money - Get as much free swag from your dealer as you can - Complain at every opportunity - Get the "recall" done - Get it reflashed by Malone Tuning or another tuning outfit and get even more MPG and power than stock.
My plan right there. Other than not getting the "fix" done.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 11:16 PM
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My plan right there. Other than not getting the "fix" done.
Malone stage 2 - 185 hp and 333 ft lbs... With torque everywhere... You can go a lot bigger too, just need to upgrade the clutch and turbo.
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I'm not sure if anyone else rec'd a similar e-mail from their local VW dealer, but we changed from our NY dealership to the NJ one and they just sent out the following offer:

"Get a FREE TREND TATTOO and receive free oil changes for your life

Use our Licensed Tattoo Studio, "Tattoo Zone". Get inked by Van and you will be entitled to free oil changes at TREND MOTORS for your life. The licensed tattoo artist, Van will register you, your vehicle, and your TREND TATTOO with Trend Motors. From that day forward you will receive free oil changes at Trend Motors. . . See dealer for details.

Use coupon code: TATTOO"

I'm glad they're focusing on the important stuff!
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Old April 20th, 2016, 02:58 PM
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According to Germany's newspaper, Die Welt, VW has agreed to pay US customers $5,000 each to settle dieselgate.

I'm going to wait for an official announcement before I spend it all, but it sounds promising.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/20/vw-to...-die-welt.html

VW to pay US customers $5,000 each to settle dieselgate: Die Welt

Volkswagen has reached a deal with U.S. authorities to settle the case over its cheating of diesel emissions tests that would involve it paying each affected customer $5,000, Germany's Die Welt newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Citing unidentified sources close to the negotiations, Die Welt said the agreement would be presented on Thursday to Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco, avoiding a trial that was set to start in the summer.

A U.S. federal judge last month gave Volkswagen and regulators until April 21 to agree on a fix for nearly 600,000 diesel cars on U.S. roads implicated by VW's emissions test-rigging scandal.


Analysts have said a deal with U.S. authorities, also on financial penalties, would remove a major deterrent to investing in VW, whose shares have lost billions in value since the scandal broke in September.


Scandal-related expenses could cut VW's fourth-quarter operating profit 70 percent to 992 million euros, a Reuters poll of analysts found.
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They still need a fix for the issue.
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and when the emissions hardware fails post fix you can give back at least half...
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That sounds like 200tdi upgrade money
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VW to pay US customers $5,000 each to settle dieselgate: Die Welt
Is that taxable to the end receiver? If so then the government makes out the most on this.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 04:34 PM
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Is that taxable to the end receiver? If so then the government makes out the most on this.
Settlements are not taxable
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This is great. $6k total (already got $1k) back for having a super polluter. So awesome.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 04:50 PM
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It would be nice if I could also get the taxes back that I paid the state for allowing me to register an illegal vehicle.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 05:17 PM
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It would be nice if I could also get the taxes back that I paid the state for allowing me to register an illegal vehicle.
Just hope they don't make you fix it to continue to register it.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 05:19 PM
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It would be nice if I could also get the taxes back that I paid the state for allowing me to register an illegal vehicle.
you finally got the defender registered?
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